Random Dance

Op de website van Wayne McGregor en Random Dance staat veel informatie.

Er staan onder meer heel veel leuke filmpjes op. En een dans waarmee het gezelschap samen met het Olympisch Comit‚ van Londen 2012 het wereldrecord 'Largest Dance Routine - Multi-venue' wil verbreken op 18 mei 2012 om 13.00 uur (Engelse tijd).

En dan is er nog http://www.randomdance.org/creative_learning De dans is bedoeld voor kinderen en hun scholen over de hele wereld, dus aan alle leraren/-essen onder ons: geef je school op en doe mee! http://www.randomdance.org/creative_learning/big_dance_schools_pledge

Hieronder wat info die van de site van Random Dance afkomt (voor het geval dat het daar onverhoeds verdwijnt ..)


Wayne McGregor | Random Dance exists to support the artistic ambitions, work and legacy of choreographer and artistic director Wayne McGregor.

Renowned for its visionary approach to developing innovative work, the Company creates high quality, cutting edge dance performances with outstanding collaborators from a range of disciplines, and is committed to distributing this work extensively through a wide range of national and international platforms.

Creative Learning
Workshops and Residencies 

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance's education work explores the creative potential of choreographic tasks which reflect and expose the processes of Wayne McGregor and his dancers during the creation of the company's full length touring works. These tasks may involve spatial and numerical concepts or technologies used in the current touring work and can involve innovative methods such as remote location delivery.

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance accompanies each touring production with workshops based on repertoire and creative processes working in regional schools, colleges and further education institutions.

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Workshops:
- can be developed for participants aged 8 years and over
- are relevant to school/college groups studying dance and performing arts
- can be targeted to youth and community groups
- can be developed for a range of ages and experiences from beginners to professionals
- no previous dance experience is required as the movement material will be developed according to the abilities of the participants
- will require hosts to provide a CD player and DVD playback facilities, plus a warm space with a clean, sprung floor. Any other equipment requirements to be negotiated individually.
- can range in length from 2 hours to a week long residency. Extended workshop periods and residencies may culminate in the creation of a youth or community dance piece

Sessions will include:
- a thorough, energetic warm up with a clear skill development base
- new ways of generating content for dance with choreographic tasks based on spatial, numerical and possibly technological stimulus
- if desired, teaching of some company rep
- a sharing
- question and answer session

Wayne McGregor - Artistic Director

Wayne McGregor is a multi award-winning British choreographer, renowned for his physically testing choreography and ground-breaking collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science. He is the Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, resident company at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London; Resident Choreographer of the Royal Ballet (appointed 2006) and the government's first Youth Dance Champion (appointed 2008). In January 2011, McGregor was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). He is also a frequent creator of new work for La Scala, Milan, Paris Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and English National Ballet; as well as movement director for theatre and film (including, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). His productions of Entity and FAR for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance are currently touring.

Daniela Neugebauer - Dancer

Daniela was born in Switzerland. She started her professional dance training at the Ballettschule der Hamburgischen Staatsoper, John Neumeier and continued at the Dansacademie, Rotterdam. She has been involved in several projects and has worked with Ballet Gulbenkian under artistic director Paulo Ribeiro and Dance Works, Rotterdam under Ton Simons. Daniela has performed in works by Paulo Ribeiro, Ton Simons, Dana Casperson, Stephen Petronio, Vaclav Kunes, Bruno Listopad and others. She received three scholarships from the Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund between 2000 and 2003

Daniela joined Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in January 2010.

Alexander Whitley - Dancer

Born in Penrith, U.K. Alexander Whitley trained at the Royal Ballet School. He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2000, promoted to first artist in 2002. His repertoire included Widow Simone in La Fille Mal Gardee, Kangaroo Rat in Still Life at the Penguin Café and Seminarian in David Bintley's Carmina Burana. He choreographed for two of BRB's workshop seasons.

Alexander joined Rambert Dance Company in August 2004 and has worked with choreographers such as Darshan Singh Buller, Wayne McGregor, Rafael Bonachela, Christopher Bruce, Javier de Frutos, Siobhan Davies, Garry Stewart, Karole Armitage and Michael Clark. Alexander received a nomination for the Spotlight Award in the 2008 Critics' Circle Awards. In 2010 he joined Sydney Dance Company for six months.

Alexander has choreographed five pieces for Rambert Seasons of New Choreography. From Two to Two Ones (2005), Tipping Point (2006), Solo? (2007), an extended version of Solo? (2008) and Iatrogenesis (2009). In 2008 Solo? was taken into Rambert's repertoire. He has also shown work at the Royal Opera House’s ‘Summer Collection’ programme – 2009.

Alexander has also choreographed for a Discovery Channel film, directed by Tim Meara and a short film made with London film collective DuckEye. In summer 2008, Alexander joined Michael Clark Company as a guest artist for its New York tour.

In 2011, Alex was nominated for a Critics' Circle Dance Award in the category of Outstanding Modern Male Performer, for his performances in FAR and Entity.

Alex joined Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in 2010.

Jasmine Wilson - Creative Learning Director

Jasmine Wilson trained at London Contemporary Dance School. Since graduating Jasmine has worked in contemporary dance as a performer, teacher and manager. She joined Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in 1997 working as General Manager and Education Officer and was appointed Co Director of Creative Learning in April 2007 with responsibility for activity with participants under 16, taking over as Creative Learning Director in Sept 2010 with responsibility for overseeing all creative learning activity. She has managed and taught on projects with a wide variety of participants, in a diverse range of locations such as Canary Wharf tube station, Goresbrook Housing Estate and Crown Street car park in Ipswich. Jasmine managed both of Random's children's projects, digit01 and Alpha and also performed in digit01. Jasmine acted as choreographer's assistant to Wayne McGregor on Harry Potter 4: Goblet of Fire, Peter Hall's You Never Can Tell and Salome at ENO.